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TexasSara

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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGh9GrlSe0Y&feature=related The Grammy goes to ... The SSSSSSSSuburbs.
  2. This has been quite fun. The longest chain I've had so far is 23 steps - Annette Funicello to Aphex Twin.
  3. My favorite song of all time is "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" even though it's not sung by a woman. I'm a guitarist and a big fan of Steve Cropper who does some nice guitar work. I find this song musically interesting with the chromatic harmonic movement in the verse, and the chord progression in the chorus is interesting as well. Also, the mellow mood of the song fits well with the descriptive, picturesque lyrics and Otis Redding's soulful voice.
  4. I heard about this show from Give Me My Remote.com. It's on the CW network. JoAnna Garcia (Cheyenne from Reba or Vicki, the head cheerleader from Freaks and Geeks) is surprisingly good in the lead role as a good hearted tutor to two wealthy sisters. The show isn't perfect by any means, but it's better than a lot of other teen shows.
  5. The first season of this show looks amazing on Blu-ray.
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    Belle and Sebastian

    I voted for Dear Catastrophe Waitress along with yank_eh. According to the humor book Stuff White People Like in a small section titled, "What Are White People Listening To?"
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    Power Pop

    I wish I had seen this thread before. I am also a big power pop fan. I often refer to this genre as being the musical equivalent of candy. I'm not calling it superficial because some have great lyrics, and some are very musically complex. It's just a pure enjoyment, like a sweetness to it I find difficult to describe. The utmost in power pop for me are the Yellow Pills compilations. There are four volumes, and a bit later, another came out called Yellow Pills: Prefill. Judging from groups and songs others have mentioned, I recommend checking out the Gilmore Girls soundtrack. I don't care what you think of the show. It's a pretty unique group of songs they selected. As far as I know, no one has mentioned XTC. I consider much of their music as power pop, particularly their earlier work.
  8. It's Guitar Hero for the religiously segregated. I'm surprised there isn't any Switchfoot or Creed.
  9. Will and I don't have any children, and it never occurred to me how frightening it could be to have them screaming Nirvana lyrics or whatever. "I think I'm dumb or maybe just happy." Back to the topic, I went with Joshua Tree. "Running to Stand Still" is one of my favorite songs. Achtung Baby and Zooropa would be kind of a 2a and 2b. I'm a big fan of Zooropa because of it's experimental nature. I love the song "Stay (Faraway So Close!)." Also my inner juvenile self can't help but giggle with the line, "Don't piss in the drain" from "Numb."
  10. I noticed Sarah Wynter has replaced Laura Harris as Daisy, Daisy Adair. Those two actresses played sisters in the second season of 24.
  11. There is more than just the trumpet. There is some charming dancing as well.
  12. My handbell choir at church is playing his arrangement of "I Need Thee Every Hour" this Sunday morning. It's a very good arrangement. I'm very impressed. It expresses the mood of the lyrics much better than it is usually played in church. It's very lush with interesting harmonies. We've enjoyed this piece very much. Dale, can you provide me with any words of wisdom on this piece that I can tell my bell director?
  13. I was curious to find how many "Gidgets" (Frances Lawrence) there were. Sandra Dee (Gidget) The original Sally Field (Gidget) The first television series Cindy Carol (Gidget Goes to Rome) Monie Ellis (Gidget Gets Married) Kathy Gori (Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection)? Caryn Richman (The New Gidget) Karen Valentine (Gidget Grows Up) Deborah Walley (Gidget Goes Hawaiian) There is also "Gidget Meets Hondo," but I couldn't find much information on it. (I didn't search too hard.)
  14. I feel like I should preface this with I am a grown woman, but I'm going to recommend some animated shows, which I find funny. Lately, I've been catching up on episodes of South Park, which is on Comedy Central (and our local CW affiliate). If you watch one episode and it offends you, give it another shot before you decide you don't want to watch it. They satirize everyone and everything. I also like Family Guy, which is on the Cartoon Network. There's another show on the Cartoon Network called Robot Chicken. I admit I've only seen the Robot Chicken Star Wars Christmas Special, and it was hilarious.
  15. Believe it or not as defending champion, I'm out. As much as I loved it last year, I got too obsessive about it, and I think it would be best for my marriage and my life in general if I didn't participate. For what it's worth (since I'm not competing), I would recommend head to head instead of the points system like last year. It's more exciting, especially if there is a playoff system toward the end. As much as I liked the individual defensive players last year, it was really time consuming. I think you made a good choice there. I love professional football, and I'll probably still stay up to date about the different players. If anyone wants advice, I'll be more than happy to help. Here's some examples: beware of Rex Grossman. He'll do great, and then he folds like a picnic table. The Raiders defense might be a good sleeper defense. Their offense may stink, but their defense is pretty solid. Also, the 49ers and the Jets are up and coming teams. Don't rule them out. The Packers and The Titans make me nervous. Vince Young is the only Titan I would feel comfortable having on my team. One more thing is be wary of teams with new head coaches (San Diego, Miami, Dallas, etc.). Sometimes it takes awhile for teams to adjust to new systems. There is a podcast on iTunes called Footballguys.com-The Audible, and those guys really know their stuff. (The stuttering Jeff Pasquino is a football genius. Listen to everything he has to say, despite how awkward it may sound.) They research everyone, especially collegiate players way before they enter the NFL. Last year, they recommended Marques Colston in the spring way before the season started. (I didn't know about this podcast at that time because I would have drafted him instead of letting Darryl get him.) They recommended a lot of stuff for me last year which helped me a lot. I will officially say they were a huge part of how I won last year. There, my secret weapon is out in the open.
  16. This show has become my newest obsession, and I'm very much looking forward to tonight's season finale. Unfortunately, Jenna Fisher (Pam) fell down a flight of stairs Monday and broke 4 vertebrae in her lower back. They she will be okay, but it will take 4 to 6 weeks to recover. That sounds like a pretty crappy way to spend the summer.
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    Seeds

    Has anyone listened to Martin Sexton's latest CD, Seeds? I like it quite a bit. I have a few other CDs of his, and I like this one the best. I saw him live when he opened for Nickel Creek in Dallas. The dude can definitely play the guitar.
  18. Does Raising Arizona count as a silly movie? How about all of the Christopher Guest improvised movies? Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, etc.
  19. I'm a fan of the show. In particular, I like the first 3 series and The Last Shout special. I can definitely understand if people just can't get into the show. It took me awhile to really appreciate it. The main thing is you can't take anything about the show too seriously.
  20. Am I being too much of a woman for not bragging? It generally isn't in my character, but if it would be more fun, I can. I kind of want to keep thread going by talking about things we learned or stupid mistakes we made. Perhaps none of you feel you made any mistakes, and I can continue being TexasSara: Thread killer, I carry a badge. By the way, I read somewhere regarding the few women who play fantasy football, we are generally really hardcore. Guys don't expect much from us, which usually makes us want to work harder. Hopefully, no one feels emasculated by a woman winning (and not winning by much).
  21. Much to my surprise, I finished in first place. Darryl, you were very good competition as were all of you. Thank you, Mr. Bop for your trade and to the rest for letting the trade go through. Before week 9, I had to pick a new DB, and after some research, I decided to pick up Darrent Williams, a cornerback for the Denver Broncos opposite Champ Bailey. I appreciated this player because Bailey was such a shutdown cornerback, Williams generally saw more action,and I also thought it was pretty cool that he grew up in Fort Worth. Unfortunately, Williams was shot and killed at 2:00 am this morning. I learned a lot about football this season, and it was fun. Now that the regular season is over, Will is going to appreciate having his wife back. Professional football is the only sport I keep up with, and I know more about it than most women should. One question remains: who is Ironheads?
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    Time

    I think this would be the list for those groups.
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